|Countdown to New Year's: Round 3 -- Lightning Round!|
Here's how Round 3 will work: Rather than date pairings, you'll be presented with a list the six "[lines] that says 'I love you'" from each of the advancing poets. You'll then see a poll in which you should vote for your top three line picks to move on to Round 4!
Remember: votes should be based on the poems, not so much on the poets themselves (that, in part, is why no names are listed, though by now I'm sure many of you can figure it out!) ... though, naturally, some personal preference will still slip its way in. Once you've voted, check out the "Your Turn" section for another opportunity to earn entries into the Countdown to New Year's Grand Prize Book Drawing!
Ready? Let's get started. Without further ado, the winner's are (in alphabetical order based on the first word in the line) ...
“And often she wishes that, when they were born, / She had named one of them Bodkin Van Horn”
“Believe in the swinging sounds of jazz, / Tearing the night into intricate shreds”
“I held you for a year, / Persistent as a tongue”
“She to whom this world must it self refer, / As suburbs or the microcosm of her”
“Thunder blossoms gorgeously above our heads”
“Who will you be tonight, in the dark thrall / Of sleep, when you have slipped across its wall?”
Ready to vote?! Here's the poll!
Your Turn: Once you've shared your vote, answer the following questions for three more entries into the book drawing:
1.) Which line above is your least favorite? Why?
2.) If you could have a New Year's double date with any two poets from the challenge, who would you choose? (Click here for the full list)
3.) What are you doing New Year's Eve? Which poet do you think you'd have the most fun doing that with?
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Check out Round 2 of the Our Lost Jungle Countdown to New Year's: